Good morning and thanks for joining us! We have a blog hop going on today and the entire Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team spent the week creating with the Graceful Borders collection. Lots of us spun it into a mitered frame or mitered frame backgrounds for use on a card and a couple of us had other creative thoughts to use it. These beautiful little borders are designed to use with a new product called the Graceful Frame maker. It's super easy to use and just in case you haven't seen how to use The Graceful Frame Maker with the border dies you can see a step by step tutorial ----- HERE and a video --- HERE.
And me-- well i went in a totally different direction with my borders. I used to do alot of wedding cakes back in the day and my border die set "Graceful Scallops" just screamed at me to make a mini wedding cake box. I cut them into the paper, embossed them and also used all those cute little borders like piped wedding icing to decorate my cake. It was so fun and you can take off the top layer and put in a gift card or some cash for the new bride and groom. And of course you can make a matching card to got with it.
To make this project easier i used small chipboard circle boxes and cover them with mixed media paper. This has a really nice weight and the die pieces really embossed well with it. For each layer of my mini cake i added little details into the paper with the dies. The sizes were perfect to use for those little bits of detail and would be so amazing to use with the frame maker die. For the top i created some flowers using white paper, chalk ink and the "Cinch and Go 2 Flower Die set" I just gently folded them and added the leaves and flowers between them to make a pretty arrangement on the cake.
And if you missed my other posts using the new borders dies be sure and hop on over to hereand here to see more card ideas with these amazing and beautiful border dies by Becca Feeken.
I also used Graceful Eyelets on my cake as well....
At the bottom of this page there is a link list so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as learn how to win a free Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection Die.
How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky winner will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection. In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the July 11th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a border or two that tickles your fancy.
When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday July 15. The winner will be posted on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.
How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die. Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like. Becca will be sending out the winning die. In fact, she's currently all caught up on mailing out winning dies :-)
Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.
Paper: Mixed Media paper pad Ink: Tsukineko Versa Magic Ink Accessories: stamens, ribbon, round chipboard boxes
Hey there, do you have creations you'd like to share with us? Tag your Instagram cards made with Amazing Paper Grace Dies with #amazingpapergrace and your creation may be featured during our next creative team round up. If you're a die collector, be sure to help a fellow collector and review your dies, how they cut and what you use them for on Amazon.com or Scrapbook.com - you can upload your creations right there as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun and enjoy the hop today!!